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01-25-2013, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirty Danglez View Post
definitely agree with you on Subban... but don't on couturier. Don't forget how young he is! Sure he hasn't dominated offensively yet... but he shut down malkin in the playoffs last year as a teen, while contributing a little bit of offense.

The hands are there, the size is there... I think he is going to turn into what jordan staal was expected to be like.
Not to knock Couturier but in terms of hockey age they are very close. Forwards often peak 2-3 years before d-men. Couturier hasn't reached full potential, but I don't see his potential at his position as being on par with Subban. Couturier profiles from a top 3rd line center to a top 2nd line center...maybe #1 on a weak team. Subban has the potential to be a #1 on just about any team and top 5 overall, he can be a force at both ends of the ice due to his frame, mobility and skills. Plus defense is a slightly more premium position than center.

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